How To Download Music From Youtube To Iphone


Youtube is one of the most popular video sharing platforms which allows users to view, share, and upload a variety of videos. Interestingly, this video sharing platform is also a music powerhouse, boasting millions of songs and official music videos from your favorite artists.

The good news is that to access this vast music library, you don’t need any clunky MP3 player or software. Youtube’s dedicated music app makes it a breeze to listen to your favorite tunes from any device you own. By seamlessly integrating with your iPhone, you can stream the plethora of songs available on Youtube right at your fingertips. And if you want to take things a bit further, you should be happy to know that in addition to streaming, you can also download music from Youtube to iPhone. 

Why Download Music from Youtube to iPhone?

Streaming songs from Youtube is not exactly a bed of roses, especially when data usage or internet connectivity are major sources of concern. No one wants to stare gloomily into the distance when they can’t stream their favorite tunes because there’s no internet connection.

Downloading music from Youtube to iPhone lets you have your favorite tunes available offline, so they can be played at any time, anywhere. You don’t have to worry about data, connectivity issues, or even ads as you can now create a personalized offline library for your uninterrupted listening pleasure.

Is It Possible To Download Songs From Youtube To Iphone Without Jailbreak?

The iPhone is sleek, powerful, and beautiful, but it’s hard to deny that this machine is a bit too locked down. It’s a masterpiece of design and functionality, but it can be annoying when you’re denied the freedom to do what you want – which, in this case, is downloading songs from Youtube.

Downloading Youtube songs to iPhone? Well, Apple wouldn’t exactly hand that to you on a silver platter. But fear not! Just because the official path is riddled with limitations, doesn’t mean there aren’t walkarounds. This guide is your passport to unlocking the hidden world of iPhone music downloads on Youtube, and learning how to download music from Youtube to iPhone without having to jailbreak your iPhone.

So, grab your iPhone, open your mind, and get ready to experience the sweet symphony of downloaded Youtube music – because the only limit is your imagination (and maybe your storage space, but that’s an issue for another time).

How To Download Youtube Songs to iPhone

Without jailbreaking your iPhone, there are several methods you can employ to download music from Youtube to iPhone. 

The most popular way is to become a premium subscriber to Youtube music, which gives you the ability to save music directly in the app. However, while this gives you access to a host of incredible perks like the ability to download songs, albums, and even playlists to your iPhone for offline listening, there’s more to it. You can only listen to these downloaded songs within the app and you do not have the option of sharing it.

Also, once your Youtube premium subscription ends, your account automatically reverts to the basic version, you can no longer access your downloaded music, and you’re back to streaming songs with ads. Luckily, there are other alternatives which do not involve having to make monthly payments to enjoy the music you love. This includes using third-party websites or apps that let you download Youtube audio to iPhone.

Before we get started, it is important to know that Youtube videos and music have rules protecting them. Youtube’s Terms of Service explains that it is illegal to download any content without permission from Youtube, or the applicable law. Downloading copyrighted material from Youtube and using them for commercial purposes is also highly prohibited.

Therefore, if you download audio from Youtube to iPhone in order to make a profit, you’re doing so at your own risk. This guide is for educational purposes only and should not be used to infringe upon anyone’s intellectual property rights. Always respect the rights of artists and creators.

Let’s dive right into the various methods you can use to download audio from Youtube to iPhone.

Method 1: How To Download Music From Youtube To Iphone With Youtube Premium

This official Youtube service provides ad-free music streaming and offline downloads for a monthly subscription fee. You can enjoy high-quality audio, download entire albums, playlists, or individual songs, and access exclusive music content.

Although you have to pay, it’s a safe and convenient solution. If you’ve never used Youtube premium, you should be happy to know that you get a one-month free trial when you sign up. You can download Youtube songs to iPhone using Youtube premium by following these steps:

Step 1: If you do not already have the Youtube music app on your iPhone, install it from the app store. If you have the app already, simply launch it.

Step 2: Sign in to your Google account

Step 3: Navigate to your profile and select “Get Music Premium”. It’s currently priced at $9.99 per month with a 1-month free trial which can be canceled at any time. 

Step 4: Select the “Library” tab, navigate to the “Playlists/Songs/Albums” tab and search for the song you want to download for offline use.

Step 5: Tap More, (it’s the three-dot menu button) and select “Download” from the pop-up list.

Once the download is complete, you can access your downloads in Youtube’s Library section. Note that downloaded songs are encrypted with DRM and thus cannot be shared or added to external apps like Apple Music.

How To Access Downloaded Songs In The Youtube App On iPhone

Step 1: Tap the “Library” tab.

Step 2: Select the “Playlists/Songs/Albums” tab and tap “Downloaded

Step 3: Go through the list of downloaded songs and enjoy playing songs offline on your iPhone.

Note: If you do not renew your Youtube Music Premium subscription, you will lose access to the offline feature and your downloads will be removed. 

Method 2: How To Download Audio From Youtube On Iphone Using Third-Party Websites

While not recommended due to legal and security risks, some non-authorized websites exist for downloading music from Youtube to iPhone. You should always understand the potential consequences before attempting any of these options.

However, you can bypass the DRM limitations by exploring these third-party websites. While some of these websites provide options to adjust audio download quality, bear in mind that the quality may not be comparable to official Youtube Music Premium downloads.

Step 1: Open the Youtube Music App and look for the song you want to download offline. Alternatively, you can use the Youtube app or website if there’s a video you want as audio.

Step 2: If you’re using the Youtube Music App, tap “Share” from the three-dot menu and copy the url of the music. If you’re using Youtube or the website, you can copy the URL from the address bar.

Step 3: Look for a reputable third-party Youtube to audio converter. The most common third-party websites online for downloading Youtube songs to iPhone include Y2Mate, YTMP3, Tuberipper, and more. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will be using Tuberipper .

Step 4: Navigate to the website and paste the Youtube URL link that you copied in the search bar of the website.

Step 5: Tap “>” and tap “Download” when it is done converting.


Step 6: Tap on the three-dot icon and select “Extract Audio” from the options.

Step 7: Choose your preferred quality from the drop-down list.

Step 8: Tap “Download”

Your song will be saved to your iPhone and available for offline use

How To Transfer Downloaded Music To Iphone Using iTunes

You can download Youtube music on your computer using the previous method and then transfer the downloaded songs to your iPhone using iTunes. However, if you’re using iTunes to transfer downloaded Youtube songs to iPhone, you will lose your iPhone music library because iTunes cannot add music from one library to another; it only replaces one library with another. 

To download Youtube music to iPhone, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cable.

Step 2: Open the latest version of iTunes on your PC. If you don’t have iTunes installed, you can get it from the Apple website.

Step 3: Drag and drop the downloaded Youtube songs to the iTunes window. Alternatively, you can click on “File” in the top-left corner and then click “Add File to Library” or “Add Folder to Library” to select and upload the Youtube songs from your computer.

Step 4: Find the phone icon on top and click on it.

Step 5: Navigate to “Music” under the device tab and then choose the tracks you want to transfer to your iPhone.

Step 6: Click “Apply” and then wait for the files to be transferred.

When you open the music app on your iPhone, your entire Apple music library will be replaced by this new one. If you do not want to lose your iPhone music library, you can try another option instead.

How To Download Youtube Audio On Iphone Without Using Itunes

If you want to download Youtube audio to iPhone from your computer without iTunes syncing, there are several options available to you. They include:

  1. Third-party apps: You can make use of powerful third party apps like iPhone Data Transfer, CopyTrans Manager, iMazing, WinX MediaTrans, MusicBee, SynciOS, and more to transfer downloaded Youtube music to iPhone. These software help you get rid of iTunes restrictions and unlock a world of flexibility.
  2. iCloud Drive: Apple’s iCloud Drive lets you store your data online and sync it across all your Apple devices. To transfer Youtube music to iPhone, open your iCloud through the Finder app on Mac OS, while on Windows, visit the official iCloud website. Once you’re in, create a new folder and upload the downloaded Youtube songs. It will be automatically synced across all your Apple devices, including your iPhone.
  3. Google Drive: If you do not want to use iCloud, you can upload the downloaded Youtube songs to the Google Drive website on your computer and then download the app on your iPhone to view them.
  4. Email: You can transfer the downloaded Youtube music to your iPhone by emailing it to yourself. Once sent, you can view and download it in your iPhone mail app.
  5. AirDrop: This option is for iPhone users with a MacBook. Easily transfer downloaded Youtube music to your iPhone by airdropping them from your MacBook.

Method 3: How To Download Music From Youtube To Iphone Using Third Party Converter Apps.

There are several apps online that download Youtube videos and audio directly. These apps work just like the websites by converting Youtube music and videos into files you can download. However, these tools often operate in legal gray areas and may contain malware or viruses. Also, downloaded files may be low-quality and infringe on copyrights. If you want to download music from Youtube to iPhone using a converter app, follow these steps:

Step 1: Download and install a trusted Youtube to audio converter app from the App Store.

Step 2: Open the app and paste the URL of the Youtube video or music you want to download to your iPhone.

Step 3: Choose the audio format and quality preferences.

Step 4: Start the download process. Once completed, the music will be available on your iPhone for offline enjoyment.

Method 4: How To Download Songs From Youtube To Iphone Using Screen Recorder

Apps that record your iPhone screen can be used to capture the audio playing from a Youtube video. However, the audio quality may be lower compared to dedicated downloaders, and the process can be time-consuming and inconvenient. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Launch your preferred screen recorder app or simply select screen recording from your control center. Record the Youtube video or music you want to download to your iPhone.

Step 2: Once you’re done recording, open the “Shortcuts” app on your iPhone.

Step 3: Tap the “Gallery” tab in the bottom menu bar and then search for “Separate Audio” or or tap the following link directly on your iPhone:

Step 4: Tap “Get Shortcut” and then “Add Shortcut”.

Step 5: Open the “Photos” app and navigate to the screen recording.

Step 6: Tap the three-dot icon and select “Share” from the pop-up menu

Step 7: Scroll down and tap the “Separate Audio” shortcut icon. The shortcut will automatically run and

extract the audio from your recording.

Step 8: A notification will appear when the process is complete. Tap it to access the extracted audio and then save the audio file to your iCloud Drive, Files app, or any compatible app.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Should I download music from Youtube to iPhone?

A: Downloading Youtube songs to your iPhone can be convenient, but be wary of downloading files in unsupported formats. Downloaded songs also eat up storage space quickly, so check your available space before downloading a large playlist. Finally, downloading with mobile data can be costly, so stick to Wi-Fi whenever possible.

Q. Will I lose my downloaded Youtube Music songs if I cancel my Premium subscription?

A. When you cancel your Youtube Music Premium subscription, your downloaded songs will remain available for offline use until the last day before your subscription expires. However, once it expires, you’ll lose all your downloads. The only way to retain your downloaded Youtube songs for offline use in the app is to renew your Youtube subscription. If you don’t want to do this, you can try one of the other alternatives in this guide instead.

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